History log of /linux-master/ipc/mq_sysctl.c
Revision Date Author Comments
# dc55e35f 14-Feb-2022 Alexey Gladkov <legion@kernel.org>

ipc: Store mqueue sysctls in the ipc namespace

Right now, the mqueue sysctls take ipc namespaces into account in a
rather hacky way. This works in most cases, but does not respect the
user namespace.

Within the user namespace, the user cannot change the /proc/sys/fs/mqueue/*
parametres. This poses a problem in the rootless containers.

To solve this I changed the implementation of the mqueue sysctls just
like some other sysctls.

So far, the changes do not provide additional access to files. This will
be done in a future patch.

* Don't implemenet set_permissions to keep the current behavior.

* Fixed compilation problem if CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE_SYSCTL is not

Reported-by: kernel test robot <lkp@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexey Gladkov <legion@kernel.org>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/b0ccbb2489119f1f20c737cf1930c3a9c4e4243a.1644862280.git.legion@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

# 32927393 24-Apr-2020 Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>

sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler

Instead of having all the sysctl handlers deal with user pointers, which
is rather hairy in terms of the BPF interaction, copy the input to and
from userspace in common code. This also means that the strings are
always NUL-terminated by the common code, making the API a little bit

As most handler just pass through the data to one of the common handlers
a lot of the changes are mechnical.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Acked-by: Andrey Ignatov <rdna@fb.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

# b886d83c 01-Jun-2019 Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

treewide: Replace GPLv2 boilerplate/reference with SPDX - rule 441

Based on 1 normalized pattern(s):

this program is free software you can redistribute it and or modify
it under the terms of the gnu general public license as published by
the free software foundation version 2 of the license

extracted by the scancode license scanner the SPDX license identifier


has been chosen to replace the boilerplate/reference in 315 file(s).

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Allison Randal <allison@lohutok.net>
Reviewed-by: Armijn Hemel <armijn@tjaldur.nl>
Cc: linux-spdx@vger.kernel.org
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190531190115.503150771@linutronix.de
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

# a5c5928b 06-Jun-2014 Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>

ipc: convert use of typedef ctl_table to struct ctl_table

This typedef is unnecessary and should just be removed.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# f3713fd9 25-Feb-2014 Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>

ipc,mqueue: remove limits for the amount of system-wide queues

Commit 93e6f119c0ce ("ipc/mqueue: cleanup definition names and
locations") added global hardcoded limits to the amount of message
queues that can be created. While these limits are per-namespace,
reality is that it ends up breaking userspace applications.
Historically users have, at least in theory, been able to create up to
INT_MAX queues, and limiting it to just 1024 is way too low and dramatic
for some workloads and use cases. For instance, Madars reports:

"This update imposes bad limits on our multi-process application. As
our app uses approaches that each process opens its own set of queues
(usually something about 3-5 queues per process). In some scenarios
we might run up to 3000 processes or more (which of-course for linux
is not a problem). Thus we might need up to 9000 queues or more. All
processes run under one user."

Other affected users can be found in launchpad bug #1155695:

Instead of increasing this limit, revert it entirely and fallback to the
original way of dealing queue limits -- where once a user's resource
limit is reached, and all memory is used, new queues cannot be created.

Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>
Reported-by: Madars Vitolins <m@silodev.com>
Acked-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.5+]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# cef0184c 31-May-2012 KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>

mqueue: separate mqueue default value from maximum value

Commit b231cca4381e ("message queues: increase range limits") changed
mqueue default value when attr parameter is specified NULL from hard
coded value to fs.mqueue.{msg,msgsize}_max sysctl value.

This made large side effect. When user need to use two mqueue
applications 1) using !NULL attr parameter and it require big message
size and 2) using NULL attr parameter and only need small size message,
app (1) require to raise fs.mqueue.msgsize_max and app (2) consume large
memory size even though it doesn't need.

Doug Ledford propsed to switch back it to static hard coded value.
However it also has a compatibility problem. Some applications might
started depend on the default value is tunable.

The solution is to separate default value from maximum value.

Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Joe Korty <joe.korty@ccur.com>
Cc: Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# 93e6f119 31-May-2012 Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>

ipc/mqueue: cleanup definition names and locations

Since commit b231cca4381e ("message queues: increase range limits") on
Oct 18, 2008, calls to mq_open() that did not pass in an attribute
struct and expected to get default values for the size of the queue and
the max message size now get the system wide maximums instead of
hardwired defaults like they used to get.

This was uncovered when one of the earlier patches in this patch set
increased the default system wide maximums at the same time it increased
the hard ceiling on the system wide maximums (a customer specifically
needed the hard ceiling brought back up, the new ceiling that commit
b231cca4381e introduced was too low for their production systems). By
increasing the default maximums and not realising they were tied to any
attempt to create a message queue without an attribute struct, I had
inadvertently made it such that all message queue creation attempts
without an attribute struct were failing because the new default
maximums would create a queue that exceeded the default rlimit for
message queue bytes.

As a result, the system wide defaults were brought back down to their
previous levels, and the system wide ceilings on the maximums were
raised to meet the customer's needs. However, the fact that the no
attribute struct behavior of mq_open() could be broken by changing the
system wide maximums for message queues was seen as fundamentally broken
itself. So we hardwired the no attribute case back like it used to be.
But, then we realized that on the very off chance that some piece of
software in the wild depended on that behavior, we could work around
that issue by adding two new knobs to /proc that allowed setting the
defaults for message queues created without an attr struct separately
from the system wide maximums.

What is not an option IMO is to leave the current behavior in place. No
piece of software should ever rely on setting the system wide maximums
in order to get a desired message queue. Such a reliance would be so
fundamentally multitasking OS unfriendly as to not really be tolerable.
Fortunately, we don't know of any software in the wild that uses this
except for a regression test program that caught the issue in the first
place. If there is though, we have made accommodations with the two new
/proc knobs (and that's all the accommodations such fundamentally broken
software can be allowed)..

This patch:

The various defines for minimums and maximums of the sysctl controllable
mqueue values are scattered amongst different files and named
inconsistently. Move them all into ipc_namespace.h and make them have
consistent names. Additionally, make the number of queues per namespace
also have a minimum and maximum and use the same sysctl function as the
other two settable variables.

Signed-off-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com>
Cc: Joe Korty <joe.korty@ccur.com>
Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# 2bc4657c 03-Apr-2009 Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

sysctl ipc: Remove dead binary sysctl support code.

Now that sys_sysctl is a generic wrapper around /proc/sys .ctl_name
and .strategy members of sysctl tables are dead code. Remove them.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

# 8d65af78 23-Sep-2009 Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>

sysctl: remove "struct file *" argument of ->proc_handler

It's unused.

It isn't needed -- read or write flag is already passed and sysctl
shouldn't care about the rest.

It _was_ used in two places at arch/frv for some reason.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# f26ec5ba 13-Apr-2009 Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>

namespaces: move get_mq() inside #ifdef CONFIG_SYSCTL

| ipc/mq_sysctl.c:26: warning: 'get_mq' defined but not used

Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

# bdc8e5f8 06-Apr-2009 Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>

namespaces: mqueue namespace: adapt sysctl

Largely inspired from ipc/ipc_sysctl.c. This patch isolates the mqueue
sysctl stuff in its own file.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net>
Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>